American Flat Track concludes its season-opening southeast swing this weekend with the Harley-Davidson Charlotte Half-Mile on Saturday, April 1, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team is hungry for a win. Jake Johnson (No. 5 Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team XG750R) leads the way, sitting fourth in the standings and the Pennsylvanian looks to get Harley-Davidson their first win on the XG750R this weekend. Teammate Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team XG750R) has had success in Charlotte, posting a runner-up result at the venue last year. Completing the Harley-Davidson’s triple threat is three-time Grand National Champion Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. (No. 2 Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team XG750R).
Event Entertainment provided by AFT Events
In addition to the action on the racetrack, there are a host of off-track festivities for fans of all ages to enjoy. On race day, starting at 2 p.m. ET, fun for all ages will begin at the Strider Adventure Zone. There will be an antique bike display from American Classic Motorcycle Museum of Ashboro, N.C., and Cabarrus Brewery, located only five miles south of Charlotte Motor Speedway, will offer its products at a craft beer garden, located in a tent behind the main grandstand. The Logie Meachum Trio Blues Band will perform live in the vendor area from 2-6 p.m., while live musical entertainment by Ray Martin of Shame for Sydney will be provided during the intermissions. As a show of support for America’s heroes, 20 new U.S. Army recruits will be sworn in during the event. NASCAR legend Ernie Irvan will be the Grand Marshal, while Vada Harbison will perform the National Anthem and God Bless America.
Saturday’s on-track action begins with the AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines and AFT Singles practice at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT). Opening Ceremonies will commence the evening’s racing activities at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT).
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.showclix.com. High-definition, live streaming coverage of every minute of the action from the Harley-Davidson Charlotte Half-Mile can be viewed on www.FansChoice.tv.
Fans can also keep up-to-date with race day action by following American Flat Track on Facebook (American Flat Track), Twitter (@AmericanFlatTrk) and Instagram (@AmericanFlatTrack).